Prabha Eye Clinic is recognized by DNB – NBEMS for postgraduate course in Ophthalmology.

Post graduate training is being offered to 4 candidates every year. As PEC is also associated with VIIO, the Post Graduate students have exposure to high volume of surgeries and the latest state of the art diagnostic devices at both institutes.

DNB Course:

The selected candidates undergo an orientation programme and are posted in both the hospitals on rotation. They undergo training in all the departments related to Ophthalmology like Cornea, Retina, Paediatric, Uvea, Glaucoma, Refractive, Cataract, Neuro-ophthalmology, Community Ophthalmology, Low Vision Aids, Ocular Oncology, Ocular Prosthesis. The candidates are posted under particular consultants in each department for personalised training for the entire duration of their course.

Wet Lab and Surgical Training:

Prior to performing independent surgeries, the students are encouraged to enhance their skills by utilising the wet lab facilities that are available. Once the students grasp the basics, then they are encouraged to screen and operate patients under the guidance of a specialist. Initially cataract surgeries are taught, followed by various other surgeries.

On completion of the course, the student will be reasonably confident in performing EECE, SICS and steps of Phacoemulsification surgery.

Clinical Exposure in OPD:

The DNB trainees are encouraged to work up cases in the OPD and in the process are given access to handle and learn about various diagnostic equipment like Digital Slit Lamp Photography, FFA, ICGA, OCT, B Scan, UBM, ITracey, Pentacam, Contoura Vision Planning, Verion Training, IOL Master 700, Lenstar, Corneal topography, Anterion, Lipiview, Specular Microscopy, Visual Field Analyzer etc. They are also training in handling retinal lasers and YAG Laser.

Eye Bank:

The post graduates are actively involved in procuring donor cornea for corneal transplant procedures. They are also involved in various eye donation programmes, screening camps and camps aimed at creating awareness on general eye health.

Teaching Programme:

Case presentations, Seminars, Journal Clubs are held at regular intervals. Thesis topics are given to the candidates and they are guided at regular intervals by the Thesis guide. The DNB students are also encouraged to participate in CME, conferences, seminars and present papers. They are given due recognition for their published research work.


Duration: 2 years for Post DO, 3 years for post MBBS

Stipend: As determined by NBE

Intake : 2 Primary and 2 Secondary

DNB Programme: On enrolling for the post graduate DNB Programme at our hospital, the trainee will have exposure to formal teaching, hands on experience with wet lab and surgical OT. Will be well versed with the latest advances in Ophthalmology and involved in community ophthalmic care. This ensures an overall development at all levels.

Training Hospitals: At both Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Centre and Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology.


Fellowship at Prabha Eye Clinic & Research Centre

 Long term fellowship programs are aimed at young ophthalmologist who are exposed to structured training programs in various sub specialities of their interests .

The following long term fellowship programs are available at Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Center and Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology. 

S.No Sub SpecialityDurationApply InterviewCourse CommencesNo.of Candidates
1General Ophthalmology18 monthsOctober November January 1
2Glaucoma18 monthsOctober November January2
3Vitreo-Retina24 monthsOctober/MayNovember/JuneJanuary/July 2
4Medical Retina & Uvea18 monthsOctober/MayNovember/JuneJanuary/July 2

Eligibility :  DO/DOMS/MS/MD/DNB in Ophthalmology. 

Mode of Selection :   Interview 

Batches :

  January and July of every year for Fellowship in Vitreo-Retina & Uvea and Medical Retina.

  January of every year for Fellowship in Glaucoma and General Ophthalmology. 

  Specialities – Subject to availability during the time of applications.

  Stipend: Rs. 40,000/-

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